Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer Proving that he was overdosed involuntarily will be difficult. Potential criminal charges might be pressed against the assailants however, again. Depending on what the autopsy report says a wrongful death claim could be charged against the driver's car insurance.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Assuming no other close relatives you are entitled to petition for grant of letters of administration. It doesn't automatically make you in charge of anything. Suggest you contact a probate attorney.
Charles Candiano's answer Report these people to the local police ASAP. YOU cannot do anything but report it to the police. The POLICE can and should charge the shooter AND the owner with Animal Cruelty under § 35-46-3-12. The penalty is up to one year in jail UNLESS the animal dies, then it is a FELONY with up to three years in prison.
Peter N. Munsing's answer No, you can only sue the killer. However, chances are neither she nor her son have money, so you'd spend a lot of time for no result. Not to mention spending money. Do what you are doing to change the custody agreement.
Paul Stanko's answer Be sure to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations for such cases. Also, given her age, you don't want to risk her passing away, bringing her estate into the mix.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If you were on the contact forms they didn't violate HIPAA. Problem is that marriage didn't happen. For your peace of mind double check with a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. However do understand even the rights of children are circumscribed.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Your son has a claim. If he is over 18 he gets the lawyer. If under 18 you should contact a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Assn for the area where it happened--they give free consultations. There may be a claim for uninsured motorist benefits, there may be other claims.
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